|Lo mein noodles (or whole wheat linguini)||4 ounces|
|Canola oil||2 teaspoons|
|Garlic, minced||2 cloves|
|Boneless lean pork chops, sliced into 1/2” shreds||½ pound|
|Broccoli flowerets||½ cup|
|Small red bell pepper, sliced into ¼” strips||1|
|Mushrooms, sliced||½ cup|
|Low-sodium soy sauce||2 tablespoons|
- Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and set aside.
- Heat oil in a medium skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic cloves and cook for 1-2 minutes, until garlic is tender. Stir in pork and cook 2-3 minutes, until it begins to brown. Stir in broccoli, pepper, mushrooms, and scallions, and continue cooking for 6-8 minutes, until vegetables are tender and pork is cooked through.
- Turn off heat, add soy sauce, and toss with noodles. Serve immediately.
3 lean meats; 2.5 starches; 2 vegetables; 1 fat
Side Suggestions: Steamed Edamame (Soy Beans)
|Serving Size||½ of recipe|
|Saturated Fat||3 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|
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